When you step off the stage after a competition routine, a rush of emotions hit you. Maybe you feel proud of how well you did, embarrassed about a trick that you didn't land, nervous about how the judges will score you, or maybe you're feeling all of the above at once! After a twirling competition, it's important to take some time to think about how you did and how you can improve in the future. Here are some self-reflection questions you can ask yourself after a twirling competition. First, it's important to start on a positive note. Ask yourself, "What was the best part of my routine?" Reflecting on your accomplishments can help quiet the self-doubting thoughts that can sometimes follow a difficult performance. Next, ask yourself if there were any areas in which you could improve next time. If you feel that you messed something up during your routine, framing it as room for improvement can help you acknowledge your mistakes without being too hard on yourself. Once you've identified areas in which you can improve, ask yourself who you could go to to get help improving your skills. This could be a teacher, a coach, or even a friend who also twirls. Knowing that there's someone you can turn to for help can make you feel better if you're feeling down about some aspect of your twirling. Finally, set a goal for your next competition routine. It can be big or small, but it should be something you could reasonably achieve within the time frame between now and the next competition. Be sure to also come up with a few concrete things you can do to help you reach your goal. If you're preparing for your next twirling routine, Star Line Baton can equip you with everything you need to succeed. Visit our website to find out more!